Expand A Child’s World

December 28, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Colorado,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Personal Development | Comments (0)

This young Mom and her two pre-schoolers are learning about art as a family. Won't Daddy by thrilled when he gets home from work to see how productive they have been today?

Whether or not you have an art education or background, you can expand a child’s world  through art exploration using some very simple steps and having fun together! Learning together can be as much fun as teaching. To take your kids on a journey they will forever be grateful for, try as many of these steps as possible and see what happens.

1. Enjoy the visual arts together. Draw and color with your child at home.

2. Encourage your child to participate in art events, like visiting a gallery or museum with you.

3. Explore your school or local library and read “books about artists” together.

4. Check your local newspaper to find out about attending local art events like museum exhibits, ArtWalk, art festivals and other art demonstrations.

5. Tell your child’s teacher, principal, and school leadership that the arts are vital to your child’s success and an important part of a quality education. Find out if your school has resources for arts education, including qualified teachers and materials. If not, offer to help.

6. Contact your local arts organizations to inquire about the arts education programs they offer either during school hours or after school. Volunteer to donate time, supplies, or help with their advocacy efforts and connect these services to your child’s school.

7. Attend a school board meeting and voice your support for the arts to show you care and make sure the arts are adequately funded as part of the core curriculum in the school budget.

8. Explore your child’s dream to paint, draw, sing, dance, act—and encourage them to become the best they can be through the arts. You will reap the rewards of this action over and over.

9. Be an arts supporter!  Contact your elected officials—lawmakers and school board members—to ask them for more arts education funding from the local, state, and federal levels.

10. Sign up to be included on Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s email list to be notified about featured exhibits, special events and ArtWalk offered throughout the year. Bring your children!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year while expanding your child’s world through the gift of art.  **Note:  The framed painting on the wall was a custom oil painting by Kathryn A. McMahon given as a gift from their grandparents through Hunter-Wolff Gallery.

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